Janell Marmon graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1984 with a BA in English and Theatre Arts. She began teaching in Minnesota where she served and worked with migrant populations on education reform and created teaching materials for the Minnesota Historical Society, using what is today the concept behind Common Core. She was a National Endowment for Humanities scholar, and a finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Transitioning out of education for a decade, Mrs. Marmon worked in the public and private sectors, working in management/event planning for a national events company and the University of Minnesota, as General Manager for a theme park, and as Director of Marketing and Development for the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation. She served on the boards of the Minnesota Festivals and Events Association and the Central Minnesota Arts Consortium.
In 2003 Marmon moved to Florida and began teaching English and directing theatre at Santa Fe High School in Lakeland, then at Bartow High School. Marmon completed her MA in Technology: Curriculum and Instruction at Grand Canyon University in 2010 and transitioned from teaching English to teaching CTE courses at Bartow High School, Winter Haven High School and Lakeland High School. She was hired by LHS in 2013 and today serves as Multimedia Communications Academy director. Marmon is a state officer for FAME, active with JEA, FSPA and the National Writing Project. She has taught professional and student writing workshops, and began teaching with technology in 1985 with one of the first high school programs nationally to produce publications using Macs/Abode products.